remix: feed the birds

dinner time

We revisited an old idea this week that we love making time for: bird feeders. It's a fun activity for both child & mumma (or dadda) and the most basic of tools come from your own recycling bin; from there you can add (to your project) other items on hand such as string, tape, exacto blade - with supervision, etc.... really the possibilities are endless.


I won't go into much instruction, instead you can follow along the with the photos and visit my previous posts for more information and inspiration

packing it down

Abby was my very willing helper this time around and we decided to use a discarded yogurt container and a 2 litre jug of milk. As you can see our design was pretty simple: cut a hole, make a perch for the bird to sit on, fill the feeder and equip it with string for hanging. A little play antics is optional and highly recommended.

fill    fun

Don't forget to top up the outdoor feeders that might be empty. 


more feeding


Next time you are looking for an afternoon activity with the kids raid your recycling bin. It's an easy craft that children enjoy participating in and it goes without saying that the connection to nature is invaluable for all involved.  Have a great weekend! 

checking it out


  1. We love making these types of bird feeders. We haven't used yogurt containers before, it would work much better than our tetra-pak juice containers! They get yucky after a while.
    Thanks for the idea.
    ps. I see snow still where you are, now I know how silly my comment about the sunbird was ;)

  2. Hi Alex,
    The yogurt container is holding up pretty good so far. The best container we've made is in one of my previous links, it was a 4 litre jug of milk. We also done cardboard ones that do get yucky after the while as well.
    I am in Canada as well, just the next province over from you if I understood your location from your homeschooling blog. I'm also a fellow homeschooler :)

  3. It looks so fun! My kids and I haven’t done this for a while… We were all busy with some educational stuff. I guess we should try an outdoor activity now. Feeding birds will be the first on our list. ;)


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